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Adeline Musolino

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Musolino, Adeline TROY Adeline Musolino, 92, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 10, 2014 at the Teresian House in Albany, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Troy on October 27, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Genevieve (Geraci) Graziola. Adeline was raised as an orphan with her beloved sisters for most of her young life at St. Vincent's in Troy. It was here that she and her sisters grew to love God, and also to love music. Adeline was an avid musician, and mastered many instruments including the bass fiddle, the organ, and the piano. She spent many years giving music lessons. A lifelong Troy resident, she graduated from Catholic Central High School, class of 1941, and was the composer of her class song. She was married to the late Julio Musolino in May 1945 in New York City and they had four children. Adeline lost her husband of 20 years in 1965 and raised her four children on her own. She worked at Behr Manning in Watervliet, Matthew Bender in Menands, and Gardenway Manufacturing in Troy, from where she retired as a records supervisor in 1985. Adeline is survived by her loving children, Joseph J. Musolino (Eugenie Coakley) of Watertown, Mass., Philip M. Musolino (Danielle) of Falls Church, Va., Mario J. Musolino of West Sand Lake and Christine M. Pier (R. Christopher) of Niskayuna; her cherished grandchildren, Evan Musolino of Washington, D.C., Tess Musolino of Albany, Bianca Pier of Watervliet, Ericka Pier of Niskayuna, Caitlin Musolino of Falls Church and Regan Musolino of Falls Church; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Adeline is predeceased by her beloved sisters, Yolanda Horan, Emilia Dingman, Anna Vannucci and her brother, Joseph Graziola. She is with them all now in heaven. Adeline will be remembered for her silliness, her charm, and her intelligence. She had a very tough life and the way she lived it and the way she faced every challenge and heartache with love and determination serves as an inspiration to everyone that has come to know her over the years. Adeline's family would like to extend heartfelt love and gratitude to the staff at the Teresian House for their kindness, compassion and the exemplary care that was given to her in the final years of her life. Words cannot express our thanks for all that they did for her. Funeral service will be held at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2014 from the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh and 9:30 a.m. at St. Augustine's Church, Lansingburgh. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Troy. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Any contributions may be made to the Lansingburgh Boys and Girls Club. To light a candle and offer words of condolence, visit mcloughlinmason.com.
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Published in Albany Times Union on Feb. 11, 2014
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